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Young Children’s Center for the Arts

YCCA, located in Philadelphia, is a creative arts EARLY CHILDHOOD center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the needs of more than 5,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

 2023-2024 Application 

2022-2023 School Calendar

2023-2024 School Calendar

YCCA will be hosting an Open House for prospective families on 10/16/22 from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  This is an adult only event.  Please email YCCA@icloud.com for more information.



  • Enrich the lives of children from twelve months through kindergarten through participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by:
  • Providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment.
  • Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement.
    Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.

YCCA and YCCAon2 follow the PA Department of Human Services regulations.



2022-2023 School Year

We are now full for the 2022-2023 school year.  Enrollment for the 2023-2024 will begin on 10/31/22, and we operate on a first come, first serve basis.  The application will go live here at 9:30am. Enrollment inquiries? Email us today at ycca.enrollment@icloud.com


“YCCA” is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street “YCCAon2.”